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good morning, america. this morningngbreaking news. a u.s. helicopter is shot down in afghanistan. more than 30 people are killed, many of them, american troops. it is likely the biggest loss of life ever for u.s. troops in a single attack in that war. we'll have the latest. downgrade. for the first time in history, america's credit rating has been knocked down a peg. we are no longer a aaa nation. this could have some v vy real consequences for your mortgage, your credit card rate, even n ur job. the white house is fighting back this morning. we're going to break it all down for you. downpour. a sudden and violent storm tears through north carolina. flooding entire neighborhoods. homes are evacuated. residents are trapped. and take a look at this. so much water, a hotel ceiling
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collapses. and live pop. look at what's happening in the background of this reporter's live shot. a young man, on bended knee, not expecting to be popping the question on live television. so, what does she say? this is a big news morning, including what is really an earthquake, for american business and politics. our nation's credit rating has been downgraded. we allllnow what it means to have a bad credit score in our personal lives. that's basically what's happened to our government this morning. it has consequences for the rest of us. we'll have that news this morning. we begin with breaking news out of afghanistan. the taliban is taking responsibility for shooting down a u.s. helicopter. more than 30 people were killed. and there are reports this morning, that most of them are u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s.
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abc's martha raddatz is in washington. and, martha, what do we know right now about this incident? >> reporter: this is just devastating news, bianna. it was a u.s. aircraft. a chinook aircraft. and onboard, according to a senior u.s. military official, 25 navy s.e.a.l.s., 7 afghan forces, likely special forces, 1 interpreter, the 5-member crew of the chinook helicopter, and 1 dog. we all know dogs are in these operations. we know this from the osama bin laden raid. so devastating, this news. and that, especially after that news in may, that s.e.a.l.s were able to kill osama bin laden in a raid. today's crash -- and they do believe it was from enemy fire, possibly a rocket-propelled grenade. they believe it was shot down right after an operation. this was in wardak province. now, i also want to add that the first person to say these were u.s. special operations forces
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was hamid karzai, the president of afghanistan. he released a written statement, sending his condolences, for the loss of those troops and afghan forces, as well. but he was the first to say, special operations forces. and we did con firm through a senior military official they were navy s.e.a.l.s. as you know, bianna, very, very small community of these highly-trained, elite u.s. forces. >> that's true. a devastating blow this morning. martha, you know this area very well. how dangerous is it to fly over thisisegion in afghanistan? >> reporter: well, we've certainly lost several helicopters. but this is the single-largest loss of life in afghanistan, in a single incident, since this war began. helicopters are hit fairly often. but they're usually much smaller helicopters. again, this is how you transport in the field. this is how you transport troops, in these large, chinook helicopters. you're really kind of squeezed in these helicopters. they're the kind that open from the back, so the troops can get out and in.
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>> a devastating story. huge loss of life. martha, we appreciate you waking up early for us and bringing us the latest. thank you. dan? >> terrible story in afghanistan this morning. now, to the other big story. america has been a aaa country since 1917. but this morning, that all changed. our credit rating was downgraded to a aa-plus, by standard & poor's, which is one of three companies that helps determine how safe it is to invest in companies. s&p is saying, the u.s. government is not as safe a bet as it once w w. a serious blow to our barely recovering economy. abc's david kerley has been tracking develops throughout the night from washington. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is the first time ever, as you mentioned, that the country's credit has been downgraded. and it ignited a contentious battle between the white house and standard & poor's. this has to do with the debt ceiling battle we went through with months.
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you thought it was all over. but it is that battle itself that s&p cited for the downgrade. here's what they had to say. america's governance and policymaking has become less predictable. debt and default have become political bargaining chips. that's why, overall, s&p said, quote, in the near term for progress on the deficit, it's less likely than we previously assumed. and will remain a contentious and fitful process. in essence, thth don't think that congress, and the white house. they're saying what americans are saying. washington is broken. they don't see how progress can be made. so, from aaa to aa-plus, dan. >> this is a real example of how the mess in washington hurts the rest of us. i guess the question is, will it provoke both sides to sit down and craft a long-term deal for taxes and spending going into the future? let me get back to something you mentioned earlier, which is that the white house and the administration, generally, is pushing back very hard against this downgrade. what form is that pushback taking? >> reporter: the treasury department told reporters last
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night, that basically, a judgment by s&p that was flawed by a $2 trillion mistake. they say they rushed to judgment. they corrected the mistake and still went on. this battle went back and forth yesterday, as the white house and the treasury tried to push it back. it didn't work. republicans and democrats pointing the finger at each other this morning. doesn't sound like they will make progress anytime soon. but this may be a wake-up call. >> indeed. david kerley, thank you. let's go over to bianna on the video wall this morning. >> because a credit downgrade is unprecedented, no one knows just how much it will affect your and the government's bottom line. but we do know it carries with it some serious consequences. first, the interest rate the government pays on the $14 trillion national debt, will go up. raising our government's annual interest cost up to $75 billion a year, by some estimates. that means higher borrowing costs for all of us. most consumer and business credit lines, ththgs like mortgages, student loans and credit cards, should see rates go up immediately.
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0.5% increase in mortgage rates, could increase the total cost of the average traditional mortgage by $19,000. any interest increases will slow the economy and cause layoffs. the 0.5% rise in rates could by some estimates, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs. and for more of this, let's turn to "wall street journal's" chief economic correspondent, john hissen wrath, from richmond, virginia. a huge blow. but the u.s. government has been running deficits for years. why did s&p choose this week to downgrade our credit? >> it was largely a political consideration. this happened to be the week after the debt limit debate was resolved. and the message they're sending was washington did not take big enough steps to fix our long-term deficit problems. they didn't address entitlements. they didn't address tax reform. those are the big causes,
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particularly, entitlements are the big cause of our budget deficit. and those hard choices still have to be made. >> we hear this will have an impact on consumers and small businesses. virtually everyone in the country. how big of an impact will it have, specifically given the country is so strapped right now for cash, as it is? >> well, you know, i think w w need to be cautious about making judgments about how big an impact it's going to have right away. a downgrade certainly puts upward pressure on interest rates. but there's a lot of other things that are putting downward pressure on interest rates. when the economy is growing very slowly. when people have uncertainty about stock prices, about where the stock market is going. those things tend to hold interest rates down. and it's also the case that big buyers of america's government debt, like the chinese and foreign central banks are still -- when we wake up on monday, going to be big buyers of u.s. government debt. i think we might not see a big impact on interest rates on monday. but of course, there's so much uncertainty out there.
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and it's hard to make big predictions. >> that's right. and, jon, whether or not it has a huge impact on consumers, it has a huge impact politically. s&p highlighted it was about political problems. i want to quote more of their statement. they said we are pessimistic about the capacity of congress and the administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal con sal dags plan that stabil e stabilizes the government's debt dynamic anytime soon. this is all talk for the fact that government is not getting along. and not making progress right now. do you think it will bring both sides together to try to attack this deficit once and for all? or will this lead to more polarization and finger-pointing? >> i'm going to give you an optimistic point of view on this, the fact of the matter is, as ugly as the debate was in washington about the debt limit, they did make a little progress on restraining discretionary spending. as i said, they haven't done anything on entitlements. but those are big, hard decisions that have to be made. i think there are a number of
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trip wires that are in place right now, that are going to force america, not just our politicians, but american voters, too, to deal with entitlements and the deficit. i think it's going to get under control at some point in the next 18 months. >> we shall see, jon. all eyes will be on the stock market monday morning. dan, no surprise, that s&p chose friday night, when the markets are closed, for the weekend, to come out with the downgrade. >> thank you. to charlotte, north carolina, where a burst of torrential rain caused flash flooding that trapped some people and led to some seriously daring rescues. meteorologist casey curry from our houston station, abc-13, is with us this morning with details. incredible scenes there. >> it was. to catch this live was incredible. they kept getting training storm after training storm. officials in charlotte say at least one person was killed in the flooding yesterday. the storm hit hard and fast and dumped more than 7 inches of rain on the city. in what seemed like an instant,
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the storm erupted and the rains came pouring down, hard. throughout the city, highways, parking lots, entire neighborhoods were submerged. drivers were stranded. and residents were trapped in their homes. rescuer workers has to use boats to pull people from their houses. >> we're evacuating people now if they're houses are flooding. some are refusing to come out. we're telling them that conditions were getting worse. the water's rising. and we may not be able to get back to them. >> reporter: in nearby mt. holly, the waters raged through the streets. and shoppers inside these stores were trapped. rescuers had to carry many of them to safety. >> i was scared and shaking and stuff. >> reporter: even when the rain stopped, the rescue continued. and there was this tragedy. a mother and daughter, suspected of shoplifting from a store, tried to jump a creek, but were caught up in it. the store clerk chased after them. >> based on the rain, the creek had overflooded. all three went into the water. >> reporter: police say the body of the woman had been found,
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while her daughter is still missing. the store employee survived. they must have been very desperate people. very sad about that. >> reporter: and look at this. inside this charlotte hotel, the ceiling completely gives way, with water pouring in from all directions. few in this city were spared, lightning struck it, sparking a fire that caused severe damage. even this house of god could not escape nature's fury. >> as we said, incredible pictures. so, what's the picture for today? >> well, dan, charlotte getting a break this morning. however, other parts of the state are not fairing as well. we're going to take e u to raleigh, north carolina, where they have already seen three inches of rain. they have flood warnings. flash flood warnings in effect in that location today. and the rain just continues to fall. we're also going to watch not only rain but severe weather today, as well. we've got heavy rain expected throughout parts of the northern plains, the great lakes, the ohio valley and the east. and severe weather's going to go right along with it. in the northern plains and the ohio valley will continue to see
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rough weather. keep in mind, we'll be watching several locations around the country, today, for not only flooding. but wind and hail, as well. more on the heat. you know, we have a heat wave across parts of the country again. we'll update you on that in a few minutes. back to you, bianna. >> all right, casey. thank you. politics and relelion are mixing today, at a day of fasting and christian prayer, led by governor, rick perry. and perry, who is seriously considering running for president, is coming under fire for his role in the event. abc's david kerley is back with that story. >> reporter: just hours before perry's prayer event -- >> don't mess with the constitution. >> reporter: a separate rally called on the texas governor to be more inclusive. >> i'm inviting you to join your fellow americans in a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. >> reporter: critics are complaining. in fact,t, atheists went to court to stop perry's involvement in his own event. >> what governor perry is doing is totally unprecedented. this goes way beyond a nominal
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proclamation. >> reporter: they lost. perry says this is not a political event. but for a potential presidential candidate in a campaign expectct to focus on the economy, he was asked by the christian broadcasting network, what he would be praying for. >> i'm going to be praying for our country's economic prosperity. there's just so many people that can't take care of their family because government's overtaxed, overregulated, overlitigated. >> reporter: even some mainstream christians are concerned about the event, which has been paid for by the american family association. it has been called anti-gay, a social warrior. it's who he is associated with the event that you're troubled by. >> that is what i think is the most disturbing thing. these are the people who have called the catholic church the great whore. >> reporter: from a political standpoint, perry's prayer vigil could be a double-edged sword. appealing to his base. but possibly diminishing his appeal. >> a lot of people who never heard of him could find him appealing.
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but could hurt him down the road when questions get raised about his appeal to a broaderegment of the electorate. >> reporter: there was some question whether perry would be praying and speaking at his own rally. we hear that he will. the stadium holds 70,000. so far, they have reservations for about 8,000. back to you. >> david, thank you. now, let's check the morning's other top stories with none other than ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. a texas jury will meet for the second day today, to try to decide what sentence to hand down to polygamist leader, warren jeffs. jeffs himself is not expected to be there. after being convicted of sexual assault of a child, , walked out of court on friday, as the penalty phase began. he faces up to 119 years in prison. and casey anthony will have to wait at least a few more days before learning ifhe will have to return to orlando, florida. a judge deciding whether anthony should serve probation for check fraud, at a hearing on friday without a ruling. a judge must find out if the time she spent in jail awaiting trial counts towards her
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probation. and four new orleans police officers face life in prison after being convict canned for shooting six people, four of them fatally, in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. five current officers were found guilty of federal civil rights violations for the shooting and subsequent cover-up. a man is lucky to be alive this morning after being mauled by a bear at glacier national park. the 50-year-old was hiking alone, when he encountered the mother grizzly and her cub. ththbear bit him on the arm and shook him. but he was able to escape, luckily. and finally, lucille ball, one of our most beloved ka need yens after all-time, would have turned 100 years old today, on her birthday. 100 people are expected to turn up showing signature red lib stick and red hair, trying, get this, for the record for the most lucy look-alikes. i don't know what the current record is. >> i never get sick of watching "i love lucy." when we first moved to this country, we were obsessed with them. my parents, myself.
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it's just amazing. >> did you know she was one of the actresses considered for scarlett o'hara in "gone with the wind." >> that's a good piece of trivia. i don't know if casey curry can top that. >> i wasas wishing that bianna d i had done the big red wig, red lip thing today. >> if only we had known. >> if only we had known. exactly. let's talk about the heat. heat advisories in effect for 15 states today. and texas, once again, is the bull's eye. areas like waco, texas, today, will make 38 days in a row of 100-degree-plus temperatures. dallas at 106. that's 35 days in a row. and we're not done with what was tropical storm emily. eat's now a remnant low. heavy rain, throughout the bahamas, maybe into florida early this week. as far as the national picture, a new spots of severe weather. but pretty steamy for most of the countr
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back to you, dan and bianna. >> i didn't hear any trivia in there, casey. >> don't put her on the spot. >> next half hour, we're counting on you. rival that lucille ball nugget from ron claiborne. we know the expression, monkey see, monkey do. but check k t what these monkeys do. >> they have developed a way of communicating with each other, that has researchers and dan harris amazed. that has us asking the question, when the new movie "planet of the apes" comes out, should we be worried about our primate cousins? >> here's abc's meg oliver with that breaking story.
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>> you have no idea what you're dealing with. >> reporter: out of control apes. scaling buildings. snatching cars. and attacking helicopters. majestic primates portrayed as dangerous killers in the new movie, "the planet of the apes." increased intelligence in the this is the picture that has animal experts in awe. millie, the mandrill, covering her eyes, a gesture never seen before. >> she did this, maybe at a time, hen she didn't want to be disturbed. and she thought she was basically hiding and no one else could see her. >> reporter: evolutionary biologist, mark laidre, was the first to see her message. >> she didn't want to be bothered. >> i find it fascinating to say what a state of being they were in. >> reporter: a first of its kind in the past, humans taught sign language to gorillas, like coco. >> where do you want to be tickled? your knees?
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>> reporter: and min the chimpanzee. >> i mapped out a teaching plan for min. and i did it. >> reporter: this is the first time that primates invented sign language t tcommunicate with each other. >> there's a lot more going on with all of the animals than i think we've ever given them credit for. >> a lot more going on in real life. and let's hope they use their new intelligence for good. not world domination. for "good morning america," meg oliver, abc news, new york. >> i'm waiting for it. i'm waiting for it. are you going to cover your eyes? yeah. i felt like she was going to do that. coming up,p,ove is on the air. how a surprise marriage proposal at an airport, wound up in one reporter's live shot. so, did she say yes? >> love that story. plus, meet the american moms who journeyed to famish-ravaged africa. how their trip made a difference for suffering mothers and children there. and a polar bear attacks,
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any reporter who has done live television will tell you, occasionally something crazy happens. but in the background of this live shot, there was a guy proposing to his long-time girlfriend. coming up, we're going to tell you, did they know they were going to be on tape? and what did she say? and, bianna, let me put you on the spot. what's the craziest thing that happened in n e backdrop of your live shot? >> i think i had someone come by screaming, jumping up and down. hi, mom. no proposal. i'm curious as to what the reporter's story actually was. obviously, it wasn't as interesting as the proposal. >> at this moment, it's lost in time. >> that's a great story coming up. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga, along with dan harris. it's saturday, august 6th. also ahead this morning, every mom makes a difference in the world.
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of course, we know that. so, just think of what ten moms working together can do. want to introduce you to a group of mothers on a mission to africa. >> a great story from our david muir, who is doing some incredible reporting out of africa. plus, a deadly polar bear attack out of northern norway. a british teenager on an expepetion to a remote arctic glacier. what drove the bear to attack? and how did the others get away? first, we turn to ron claiborne, for the news, including the breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. good morning, again. our top story. a nato helicopter was shot down in afghanistan early this morning, killing 38 people. most of them, u.s. troops. the single-deadliest attack on u.s. forces since that war began nearly a decade ago. and abc's martha raddatz skrojo us now, from washington, with the latest. martha? >> reporter: good morning, ron. it was a chinook helicopter. and onboard, abc news has learned from a u.s. senior
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military official, there were 25 navy s.e.a.l.s, 7 afghgh forces, 1 interpreter, the 5-member crew of the u.s. helicopter and 1 dog. the troops were apparently involved in some sort of raid or operation in wardak province in afghanistan, when the helicopter apparently was shot down. they are not confirming it was shot down. of course, they will do an investigation. but it was involved in the operations at the time. of course, this is devastating news for the u.s. special operations community. in fact, it was harmid karzai, the president of afghanistan, who first released the statement saying it was u.s. special forces. ron? >> okay. thanks very much, martha, on the downing of the nato helicopter. 38 people onboard killed. the nation's credit rating has been lowers for the first time. standard & poor's, one of the three major credit rating agencies, saying the u.s. debt no longer the safest in the world. the downgrade likely means higher rates for mortgages and
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other borrowing. more evidence of the mounting problem for the u.s. postal service. the post office lost $3.1 billion from april to june. and could starttefaulting on some payments in september. postmaster general says the decline in first class mail is happening faster than expected. another soin sign of the times. the popularity of netflix. americans spent more movie renting movies than buying them. first time that's happened in a decade. and the nfl welcomes seven new members to its hall of fame. deion sanders, one of the most entertaining players. also played for the new york yankees, some people may remember. and marshall falk will be enshrined along with shannon sharpe and richard dent, of the chicago bears. it's time for the weather. and from our houston station, abc 13, casey curry. >> we're going to talk heat. dallas, one of the areas that's seen more than a month of triple-digit heat. yesterday was 35-consecutive days. they have no break in sight.
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in fact, by next friday, they will likely tie their all-time consecutive streak of 42 days in a row of 100-degree-plus temperatures. you have to head west to find the cooler air. 64 in san francisco today. l.a., just 76. the national picture, the bull's eye for heat, right across the southern plains, including texas. this weather report has been brought to you by puparoni. back to you. >> casey, thank you. now, to that terrifying poller bear attack in northern norway. a group of teenagers were on a mission to an arctic mission when a polar bear stormed their campsite. a 17-year-old boy was killed. and several others were injured. lama hasan has more from london.
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good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. what was meant to be the trip of a lifetime, an exciting adventure, to see the most dangerous of species on the planet, the polar bears that roam the wild in the arctic circle, quickly turned into a nightmare. 17-year-old hortcio chapple was killed on friday morning when a polar bear braced a trip wire around the campsite for security. the alarm did nono sound. and the five-week expedition came to a tragic end. >> horatio was a fine, young man. >> reporter: the group of 16 to 20-year-olds had been camping, in norway, svalbard, heavily populated with the world's biggest land carnivore. the group had been given training to deal with an attack. >> we had a trip wire around the camp.
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there were wires along it. if a polar bear or another animal trips into it, there's a shock that goes around. >> reporter: but this group was unlucky. the 560-pound bear rampaged through the site, hunting for food, where 13 young adventurers had been sleeping. four others were mauled by the bear and seriously injured. the father of one of them described his son's harrowing ordeal. >> the polar bear attacked him with his right paw, across his face and his head and his arm. and then, the leader came along. tried to get the polar bear away. he got mauled really badly, according to the television. but they managed to shoot the polar bear. >> reporter: even though attacks on humans are rare, they are not uncommon. scientists say climate change is melting the ice, forcing the bears on land, which increases human/bear interaction, putting people at risk. >> when they're out on the sea ice or some other animal on land, including a person, they're curious. they're big. they're powerful. and they are potentially dangerous. >> reporter: last august, a
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norwegian kayaker was attacked by a polar bear, also in svalbard. and in 2009, at the berlin zoo, a woman climbed over the fence and jumped into the bear's habitat. she was mauled before being pulled to safety. an investigation has been launched into how this attack could have happened. as for the four who were seriously injured, they are said to be making a speedy recovery and will be transferred to hospitals here in britain. >>ianna? >> lama, thank you. the animals are so cute. it's easy to forget they are dangerous, as well. coming up on "good morning america," moms on a mission. what this group of american mothers is doing to make a difference halfway around the world. plus, on a lighter note. a cool, new do, in a little segment we call "your three words," coming up.
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this morning, the story of some american moms trying to prevent a catastrophe for children on the other side of the world. as you know, there's a desperate race to get help to people in east africa, where they're
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dealing with the worst droughtht and famine in a generation. abc's david muir has been filing some incredible reports from that part of the world. and here he is, with that story of the american moms. >> reporter: amy graff, a mother of two in san francisco. cooper monroe, about to say good-bye to her children. >> two could fit in this country. >> reporter: karen, bidding farewell to her daughter. >> hi. >> reporter: and r rhel fox, of north carolina, with a last-minute lesson for her kids. >> how to make a fried egg. >> reporter: ten moms in all, from all over america, heating each other for the first time at the airport. a hug and a t-shirt says it all. it only takes one mom. they are part of a group started by bono, one.org. one person, one voice, bringing change to africa. these momsre heading to kenya, as we learned about the famine and the struggles facing mothers and children. all preventable, all treatable. these american moms want their
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counterparts in africa to know that moms back here want to help. by plane. by bus. >> lots and lots and lots and lots of bumps. >> reporter: and by foot. one of their first stops, this family's home. on this day, they're testing the children for hiv. the mother is positive. and there's concern it was passed on at birth. 15 minutes later, they learn the children have it. >> i can't imagine, being a mom and receiving that. i don't think people even realize, you know, what the situation is. >> reporter: but not all hope is lost because these children will now get medication they would not have otherwise received. their lives will be longer. a pediatric ward. and a little boy sick with malaria. easily treated and prevented. now, he'll be okay. but cooper can't help but think of her own son, the same age back home. >> every kid is a mother's child. you know?
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every momoer can deal with a sick kid. >> reporter: it was at that hospital, they met one-on-one with other kenyan moms, telling us, quite simply, that's what moms do. even on the other side of the world. >> that's why we're here. moms feed -- you help one another. and then, you know, your whole community. do the moms in your village, do they come together and help one another? >> yes. >> yeah. >> reporter: the journey continued. and it was that hike up a path to meet a new mother. her baby, just 11 days old. >> hi. so nice to meet you. >> reporter: thanks for having us. inside, we learned her third child. but the first delivered in a hospital. these american moms want to make that the standard for every mom here. this is the real test. she allows me to hold baby calvin. and there was that visit to a village, to meet moms from all over, who plant the farms, raise the children, care for their families. >> we are here today because we are moms, just like you. >> reporter: and remember how they all got here.
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they all leaved in the power of one voice. and you were originally drawn to this so many years ago was of the voice. the idea of just one voice. >> just your voice. that's what's been really incredible is to see the impact that our voice makes. >> reporter: how many of you have kids back at home? and you're waving to the window, to all the kenyan children you see here. can one mom make a difference? >> heck, yeah, one mom can make a difference. >> when you care, you can make a difference. >> reporter: and you can dance. they laugh because before leaving that village, along with that message, a shared dance. ♪ ten moms, each with one voice, to mothers reaching out across the world. for "good morning america,"
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all right. before we go, the story behind the story we've been talking about all morning. that marriage proposal, accidentally caught on camera by a local tv news crew. check out this live report from our kansas city affiliate, kmbc. she was doing a live shot from the airport. but look at what's going on in the background. there's a guy there on bended knee. pulls out a ring. and proposes to his long-time girlrliend. this is all the viewers saw. at that moment, the station cut away and went to another story. >> the reporter had no idea what was going on behind her. >> take a look at this. here's what viewers didn't see. the happy couple is josh mullin and ashlee baldwin. josh had just flown in from colorado. ashlee picked him up at the airport. and josh decided it was the right time to pop the question. >> by the way -- >> by the way. >> very nimble. >> very nimble.
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i like that ashlee -- by the way, she said yes. but ashlee said she was a little worried when the camera crew called her over because she had parked in a no parking zone. so, that was what was really on her mind. they're getting married on september 3rd. no word on whether the reporter is going to be invited to the wedding. >> i think she should be. >> she's a witness. and i think we checked in with josh. he said he was so focused on proposing, he forgot the camera crew was right there. >> thanks for watching, everybody. "world news" with david muir, coming up later today. we'll see you later. we used to talk about everything. you were my mom. my best friend. now, do you even know who my friends are? i know i barely ever talk to you guys, but with the stuff that i have to deal with, sometimes i don't know how. i still need you. now, more than ever.
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